Unsatisfied with terms of new permit, Occupy Philly votes to stay at Dilworth Plaza

    Occupy Philly has voted to stay in Dilworth Plaza, waving off the city’s new permit offer: occupy Thomas Paine Plaza from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with one canopy and no tents.

    Julia Alford-Fowler of the encampment’s legal collective tells KYW Occupy Philly has appealed the permit and wants the time restrictions widened or lifted.

    But Deputy Mayor Everitt Gillison said yesterday the restrictions are the city’s way of preventing the “deteriorating conditions” going on now at Dilworth.

    “We are actively engaging with the city regarding the terms and conditions set forth by the permit offered to RS,” reads a post on the Reasonal Solutions occupy blog, “and negotiating with City Officials so that a more reasonable compromise can be met. We are patient , hopeful & determined.”

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